As used in commercial indoor growing, LED lighting technologies have been around less than ten years. LED lights are less understood than other types of grow lights, which have been studied for several decades.
The round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Were reappropriating previously unusable industrial space to grow crops indoors, closer to the point of consumption, at a rate that is 100+ times more productive per square foot of land than that of traditional agriculture.
FORD FUND, CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES UNVEIL FREIGHT FARM ALLOWING AGENCY TO GROW FRESH FOOD YEAR ROUND
Brainchild of Fords Thirty Under 30 philanthropic leadership program comes to fruition with reveal of new hydroponic container farm. The indoor farm operates without the use of pesticides, sunlight or soil. It also utilizes 90 percent less water than would normal.
Robotics startup with deep roots in plant science aims to feed the world through intelligent farming
Grower Replaces T5s Fluorescents with VividGro's GroBar™ Luminaires, Gains Dramatic Savings in Time and Expense
Because GroBar luminaires are completely cool, plants can come into direct contact without incurring any damage. Growers then have greater flexibility in stacked grow options and see an additional benefit in reduced cooling costs.
When building a container farm, key aspects are the size of the shipping container, lighting system, irrigation system, walling, and ventilation.
Fluence Significantly Increases Yield and Secondary Metabolites in San Francisco Cannabis Vertical Farm
Eve Farms is leveraging SPYDRx PLUS LED solutions to dramatically increase plant canopy and sustainably produce award-winning cannabis for Californian market
Jeff Daniels for CNBC: The vertical farm requires 90 percent less water than a traditional farm and uses about 50 percent less energy than most other indoor ag facilities.
Using Motorleafs artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms, the digital agronomist software can acquire data from indoor growing conditions. In turn, the algorithms learn growing patterns in the greenhouse, which then can predict the size of future harvests.
Leading Vertical Farm Operator Joins Forces with UAE Market Leader for Sustainable Production of Fresh, Nutritious, Safe Leafy Greens
The intensive plant nursery, located in North Lincolnshire, England, will be the largest indoor farm in Europe, producing up to 420 tonnes of leafy greens per year across a growing area of 5120m2, arranged in racks rising to the height of 11m.
"We think this is the best use-case of AI (Artificial Intelligence) today. Weve basically turned a vocal sound into a machine command and proven integration of different systems is possible," says CEO Darryn Keiller.
Osrams smart horticulture lighting system prototype used in NASA ground research to help provide space crews with a reliable source of fresh food.
Indoor Farms' Need for Data Highlights a New Frontier for Fire Safety, Says Fire Protection Group, Inc.
The Los Angeles based fire safety consultancy says that, as indoor farms grow, the need to be proactive in regards to fire threats will grow more urgent.
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